The SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance test kit has been expanded by a Matrix and Faecal Control Kit, which provides a validated matrix recovery control and human faecal measurement for normalization in a single, multiplexed reaction.
Both of these measures should be used by the EU Commission in order to provide actionable SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance data to public health agencies.
IDEXX has worked with offices across the country in order to accelerate the implementation of wastewater surveillance. The SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test, which features robust data and consistent results, is supported by comprehensive quality-control procedures and supply chain expertise.
A Water Research Foundation (WRF) study showed that the IDEXX test outperformed the majority of detection techniques in 2021.
In July 2020, IDEXX introduced the Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test to support wastewater surveillance in order to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities. The Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test combines the company''s long-running experience with over 20 years of providing valid wastewater tests. The test provides consistent results that have been verified on real-world and geographically diverse samples.